As any other construction material, AIRSTEPS also need cleaning and maintenance in order to keep the value in a planned lifetime. Main profiles and crossbeams are acid and alkali resistant. As a consequence hereof, cleaning with normal used detergents cause no problems. Cleaning using mechanical tools is possible, but no cutting tools are allowed. Cleaning with high pressure washer is possible, using same precautions as for products containing plywood.
Burning – recycling of energy:
The platforms contain approximately 35 %- by weight of combustible material (polyester and vinyl ester). As a consequence hereof, discarded products have a significant energy contribution during combustion. During combustion, carbon dioxide and water vapor will be developed. No hazardous environmental toxics are developed.
The materials used are very difficult to degrade in nature. Several methods exist for recycling of the material. Often milled scarp is used in other products. Experience from recycling of wind turbine blades has been under development for a number of decades, and useful methods exist today. The same methods apply for recycling of composite platforms.